If the public of the Dolby Theater is still a little shaken by the affair of the slap of Will Smith to Chris Rock, the ceremony continues somehow. One of the most anticipated and prestigious awards of the evening, Best Director, went to Jane Campion for The Power of the Dog. Globes for Best Direction earlier in the year. In 1994, she had already won an Oscar, that of the best original screenplay for The Piano Lesson. She also becomes the third woman, after Kathryn Bigelow and Chloé Zhao, to win the precious statuette. If The Power of the Dog was the big favorite of this ceremony with ten nominations, it is the first Oscar for Jane Campion’s film. Facing him were Belfast by Kenneth Branagh, Drive My Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Licorice Pizza by Paul Thomas Anderson and West Side Story by Steven Spielberg.